‘COVID-19 Patients With Low Immunity Could Get Reinfected’
Bhubaneswar: Covid-19 patients having low immunity could get reinfected, said Dr Pragyan Kumar Routray during the State government’s seven-day programme of doctors answering to people’s queries.
“The infection may return if the Covid-19 patient has low immunity. But there is hardly any chance of reinfection if the patient has a good immunity. Even the infected persons with high immunity are often found to be asymptomatic,”.
“If mild symptoms among persons with comorbidities and health workers are found, they should test immediately. Other asymptomatic patients should be treated in home quarantine,” Routray said.
Meanwhile, the State government’s technical spokesperson on COVID-19, Jayant Panda cautioned that the Covid-19 patients getting treatment in home quarantine should be extremely careful. “They should always wear masks and wash their cloths and dishes regularly with soap to save their family members from getting infected by the virus,” said Panda.
He also cautioned pregnant women and children to be treated in Covid care centres if they get infected. “Home Isolation for COVID-19 patients with history of hypertension, chronic lung disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease among others is not advisable. They should be treated in COVID hospital,” he added.